- Almost 5,400 participants in 2018 BMW TrackMan Open.
- Chris Killmer (USA) wins innovative contest format.
Frida Kinhult (SWE) earns invitation to play in a Pro-Am
contest of a 2019 BMW PGA Championship for being best amateur.
Munich. American Chris Killmer (Open Category) and Tzu-Chi
Lin from Taiwan (Ladies) are a winners of a 2018 BMW TrackMan
Open, an innovative and tellurian contest format, that was open to
globally desirous golfers of any personification strength from May to
October. A sum esteem account of 120,000 US dollars was awarded during the
competition, during that correctness was available digitally and a score
was eliminated in genuine time. The special esteem for amateurs – a
sheet to a Pro-Am contest of a BMW PGA Championship – went
to a 19-year-old Swede Frida Kinhult, a younger sister of
European Tour pro Marcus Kinhult. Among a best-known players to
enter a 2018 BMW TrackMan Open were vital winners Patrick Reed and
Jason Dufner (both USA), as good as mixed European Tour winners
Marcel Siem (GER) and Dylan Frittelli (RSA).
The TrackMan is a tablet-sized device for information research and
evaluating golf shots. It is placed behind a actor and uses cameras
and radar record to accurately record such things as distance,
bar conduct speed and conflict angle. To take partial in a BMW TrackMan
Open, entrants contingency finish a “Combine Test”: 60 shots during a total
of 10 practical targets, with a limit measure of 100 points.
In total, 5,378 participants from 71 nations submitted 10,388 combine
tests in genuine time during a contest period. The best outcome was
achieved by Chris Killmer (USA) with a unapproachable 94.0 points. This earned
him a altogether winner’s coupon for 50,000 US dollars. Each monthly
leader perceived 5,000 US dollars in esteem money.
The Ladies foe was won by Tzu-Chi Lin (TPE) with a measure of
91.3 points. She was rewarded for her efforts with 25,000 US dollars.
The monthly esteem income in this difficulty was 2,500 US dollars.
What creates a BMW TrackMan Open so special is a fact that amateurs
can go conduct to conduct with a pros. 1,524 people from all over the
universe took this opportunity. The best pledge outcome of a 2,430
Combine Tests was submitted by Frida Kinhult, who achieved a measure of
90.4 points. The immature Swede’s considerable opening warranted her an
invitation to play in a Pro-Am forward of a 2019 BMW PGA
Championship during a Wentworth Club (London, ENG).
“The BMW TrackMan Open combines high tech, digitalisation and
networking, and enables amateurs and pros around a universe to take on
an interesting nonetheless perfectionist challenge,” pronounced Christian Masanz, head
of BMW Golfsport Marketing. “Congratulations to a winners and many
interjection to a roughly 5,400 participants. This recognition shows that
a enlargement of a tellurian BMW golfing impasse with a young,
stirring and innovative format is a good success.”
“We consider it’s critical to use with a purpose, with a online
contest BMW TrackMan Open we get a feel of contest pressure
where each shot counts. You can mark your strengths and weaknesses
and see where we should concentration your practice. With a common passion
for creation and technology, we couldn’t have selected a better
partner than BMW on this project,“ pronounced TrackMan CEO and founder,
The recognition of a BMW TrackMan Open was also clear on social
networks. Pros and amateurs comparison challenged their friends via
Facebook and Instagram. 32 pros took on a plea and entered a competition.